Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, March 23, 2018
Note: CBS’ live NCAA Tournament broadcasts may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||NCAA Tournament (CBS)||1.5/7||5.84|
|Masterchef Junior (FOX)||0.8/4||3.33|
|Once Upon a Time (ABC)||0.4/2||2.30|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.2/1||0.67|
|9 p.m.||NCAA Tournament (CBS)||1.5/7||5.86|
|Agents of SHIELD (ABC)||0.5/2||2.03|
|9-1-1 (FOX) – R||0.4/2||2.19|
|Jane the Virgin (The CW)||0.2/1||0.65|
|10 p.m.||NCAA Tournament (CBS)||2.4/11||7.68|
Three of Friday’s seven original entertainment shows — ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” NBC’s “Blindspot” and The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” — were even with last week’s adults 18-49 ratings. Three of the remaining four were down week to week.
“Masterchef Junior” fell a tenth of a point to 0.8 among adults 18-49 on FOX. “Once Upon a Time” (0.4) and “Taken” (0.4) also slipped a tenth apiece. The only show to improve week to week was “Dynasty,” which came back to its usual 0.2 after a season-low 0.1 last week.
CBS’ NCAA Tournament games averaged a 6.46 million viewers and 1.8 in adults 18-49, pending updates. That’s up from last week’s first-round coverage but down from the same night last year (8 million and 2.4).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/8||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.5/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.46||2.76||3.33||2.42||0.66|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: n/a, delayed by NCAA overrun
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.1/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: n/a, delayed
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Source: The Nielsen Company